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Chief Research Laboratory Technician

We are seeking a Research Technician to join Professor Azim Surani's Wellcome Trust funded program for work on early pre- and post-implantation mouse and human development, and the germline. The Research Technician will provide efficient technical support to the group to facilitate and ensure smooth running of the tissue culture facility, maintaining stem cells lines, media preparation and tissue culture reagents, assisting with molecular and cellular analysis of cells and early embryos, and conducting experiments under instruction and eventually independently when protocols are established. Experience or willingness to learn about the work involving mice may be required.

Candidates should have either a degree in a relevant subject, a qualification equivalent to HND/HNC, level 4/5 vocational qualifications, or equivalent level of practical experience. Practical experience of laboratory technician/biological scientific research work is required, with an appreciation of the relevant regulations and practice. High degree of precision and accuracy is essential, together with good IT and excellent communication skills. An ability to learn and implement new technical procedures would be an advantage.

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please submit your enquiries to Mrs Lynn Froggett (email Please quote reference PR14806 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

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